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Two-handled bowl: C.92-1991

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Unidentified Orvieto pottery (Pottery)

Description

Late Medieval maiolica part of a two-handled bowl, painted in manganese and green with, on the inside, two crossed pointed leaves with stylised plants in the spaces.

Pale buff earthenware. Tin-glazed pale grey inside; lead-glazed olive-green on the exterior and rim. Painted in manganese and green.
Shape approximately 31. Circular with curved sides, narrow foot and two strap handles (one restored).
Inside, within two manganese concentric circles, there are two crossed pointed leaves with stylised plants in the spaces; on the sides, a wavy green band and a manganese band.

Notes

History note: Purchased from Kerin, London, on 9 December 1933 by H.S. Reitlinger; the Reitlinger Trust.

Legal notes

H.S. Reitlinger Bequest, 1950; transferred from the Reitlinger Trust

Measurements and weight

Height: 7.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Orvieto ⪼ Umbria ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991-04-29) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Dating

14th Century
1st quarter 15th century
Late Medieval
Circa 1300 CE - 1425 CE

Note

A similar central motif occurs on a bowl in the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramich, Faenza.

School or Style

maiolica arcaica

People, subjects and objects depicted

Components of the work

Decoration composed of high-temperature colours ( manganese and copper-green) Exterior, Rim composed of lead-glaze Inside composed of tin-glaze Foot Diameter 21.5 cm Diameter 6.3 cm
Body

Materials used in production

Earthenware

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.92-1991
Primary reference Number: 47817
Packing number: EURCER 914
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Saturday 22 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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